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Day 5: I Desire to Do Your Will, My God

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Psalm 40:1-8 (NIV)

“I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.

Blessed is the one
who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.
Many, Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire-
but my ears you have opened-
burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come-
it is written about me in the scroll.
I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”

Reflection

Much of what we see and hear and experience in the world today is about immediately satisfying our desires, only to find that it leaves us just wanting more. This prayer of David expresses the eternal and hope-filled desire we now have, that is, to do the will of God. We see that this desire comes from God lifting up David, God giving Him a firm place to stand, God putting a new song in His mouth, and God giving Him a new heart. Let’s thank God for these are the wonders that He has done for us and planned for us, and let’s ask the Holy Spirit to increase in us the willingness, “here I am” and the desire, “I desire to do your will, my God.”

Tomorrow is the Summer Agapé Conference, let’s continue in prayer and fasting, seeking the Lord with the desire to know His will afresh in prayer this weekend.  Let’s pray for your churches, missional groups, and campus ministries, asking the Lord to establish a new passion for effective and powerful prayer among us.

Day 4: Your Will, Our Lives … for the Praise of His Glory

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Day 3: Yet Not as I Will, But as You Will

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Day 2: Your Will Be Done on Earth as It Is in Heaven…Through the Church

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Day 1: God Intended It for Good…the Saving of Many Lives

Monday, June 30th, 2014